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a. A plant that blooms.
b. A person who attains full maturity and competence: a late bloomer.
2. Slang A blunder.
skirt and pants as shown on a c. 1851 cover of sheet music for Bloomer Waltz, composed by William Dressler
1. An outfit formerly worn by women and girls consisting of loose pants gathered about the ankles and worn under a skirt.
a. Wide, loose pants gathered at the knee and formerly worn by women and girls for exercising and athletics.
b. Girls' underpants of similar design.
[After Amelia Jenks Bloomer.]
a plant that flowers, esp in a specified way: a night bloomer.
informal Brit a stupid mistake; blunder
[C20: from blooming]
(Cookery) Brit a medium-sized loaf, baked on the sole of the oven, glazed and notched on top
[C20: of uncertain origin]
1. a costume for women, introduced about 1850, consisting of a short skirt and loose trousers gathered and buttoned at the ankle.
2. bloomers, (used with a pl. v.)adj.
a. loose trousers gathered at the knee, formerly worn by women for gymnastics or sports.
b. women's underpants of similar, but less bulky, design.
c. the trousers of a bloomer costume.
3. (of a woman's garment) having full-cut legs gathered at the bottom edge: bloomer shorts.
[1850–55, Amer.; after A. J. Bloomer]
1. a plant that blooms: a night bloomer.
2. a person who develops skills to the fullest capacity.
a foolish mistake; blunder.
Amelia Jenks, 1818–94, U.S. social reformer and women's-rights leader.
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|Noun||1.||bloomer - a flower that blooms in a particular way; "a night bloomer"|
flower - a plant cultivated for its blooms or blossoms
|2.||bloomer - an embarrassing mistake |
error, fault, mistake - a wrong action attributable to bad judgment or ignorance or inattention; "he made a bad mistake"; "she was quick to point out my errors"; "I could understand his English in spite of his grammatical faults"
bobble - the momentary juggling of a batted or thrown baseball; "the second baseman made a bobble but still had time to throw the runner out"
snafu - an acronym often used by soldiers in World War II: situation normal all fucked up
spectacle - a blunder that makes you look ridiculous; used in the phrase `make a spectacle of' yourself
bull - a serious and ludicrous blunder; "he made a bad bull of the assignment"
fluff - a blunder (especially an actor's forgetting the lines)
howler - a glaring blunder
clanger - a conspicuous mistake whose effects seem to reverberate; "he dropped a clanger"